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already have been destroyed by the flooding of hurricane sandy. it left haiti overrun with devastating floods, causing widespread damage and adding thousands of people to the massive numbers already displaced by previous floods and the devastating earthquake of january 2010. on tuesday, the u.n. relief official said in addition to potentially destroying march's harvest, the new flooding has led to a spike in waterborne disease. >> the march harvest may already be lost. this is why we urgently are asking for money for people to go back to the fields to start working those irrigation canals that need to be drained. now that half the country has been flooded and water in some areas are 10 days away from sandy, some areas are still completely inundated with water and sanitation systems broken or needing drainage, we obviously fear and to break out of waterborne diseases, including spikes in cholera. between the october 28 and the eighth of november, we had 4000 cases, which is almost double the average that we have seen for the remainder of the year. >> york governor andrew cuomo has launc
sandy will be able to vote today, as some areas remain without power. the new york governor has signed an executive order allowing residents to cast a provisional ballot or affidavit in any polling place in the state, and ability new jersey has also extended. there, a governor chris christie, has announced displaced new jersey residents can vote through e-mail and fax. state officials say they will also need to submit a paper ballot. in one coastal county in new jersey, officials reportedly hired a converted camper to deliver mail and ballots to storm shelters. >> because of the devastation across the state, all of the county clerks throughout the state of a jersey have extended hours so people can physically walk into our office and vote by mail, which the call it a vote by mail, but it is really like a paper ballot. they fill out the application, get a ballot, vote and can walk to the board of elections office down the hall. >> new york city plans to run shuttle buses today to bring coastal residents to the polls. the government has ordered a halt to home foreclosures on federally ba
and left thousands homeless. just two weeks after he was devastated by hurricane sandy, rivers have overflowed, crops have been destroyed, and aid workershey are in dire need of supplies. >> we have 150 people here with only 12 sacks of bread. they gave us four cases of jews this morning. the world food program brought two packs of cookies for each one. we have handicapped people here, women who give birth last night. we have nothing for them. >> and the york region is continuing its slow recovery, retain sunday -- slow recovery from hurricane sandy. officials say the storm caused more than $50 billion in damages to the new york region, making it the country's costliest storm apart from hurricane katrina. more than 125,000 customers remained without power in new york and new jersey, the vast majority on long island and the rockaways. hundreds of people protested outside and the long island power authority on saturday condemning the utility's slow response to the outages. escalating clashes between israeli forces and palestinians in the as the strip have led to some of the worst viol
to new york there's a disservice the damage after superstorm sandy devastated the region 2.5 weeks ago. thousands to remain without power as the death toll from sandy in the u.s. and canada has climbed to 128. obama pledged to help with both the short and long-term recovery. >> there is a lot of short-term immediate stuff that has to be dealt with, and we're going to make sure that we stay here as long as people need that immediate help. that is fema's primary task. we will be coordinating with state and local governments to make sure people are getting short-term help. there is long-term building that will be required. >> top congressional leaders are heading to the white house today to begin talks with president obama on an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of tax cuts and spending hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. obama has vowed to reject any extension of the bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest americans as part of the deal, will send republican leader mitch mcconnell thursday warned he would oppose any attempt to raise taxes. ahead of the talks, a group of
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